Davis: More than $680,000 in state funding awarded to 35th Legislative District

HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, today announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded $683,946 in state funding to the 35th Legislative District.

“I’m happy to announce the funding awarded today to the 35th Legislative District,” Davis said. “Maintaining and rehabilitating parts of our community are vital to ensuring our district is appealing to visitors and residents alike.”

  • The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County was awarded $175,000 to construct a Regional Public Training Facility, which will be located on Martha Street in Munhall. The facility will be a two-story structure that can be configured to mimic the characteristics of a residential, commercial or industrial structure. In addition to the training tower, the site will be paved to allow on-ground training exercises that would involve training and operation vehicles.
  • The City of Duquesne received $100,000 to replace waterlines and a reservoir mixer to prevent the formation of Trihalomethanes, which form by a reaction of chlorine with certain compounds in water.
  • Clairton Municipal Authority received $337,000 to replace a combined sewer line located in Clairton City. The Dry Run combined sewer line contains several defects that have caused failures of the system along the Dry Run waterway. This project will rectify the problem.
  • Versailles Borough was awarded $71,946 to help fund its sanitary sewer rehabilitation project.

Davis thanked the state CFA board for approving the grants.

The CFA is a seven-member board created to administer and fund projects from programs that are part of the economic stimulus package passed by the General Assembly in 2004. The entity falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.